Low-Dose Naltrexone for EDS, Fibromyalgia, Insomnia, Chronic Fatigue, Autoimmune Disorders, and More

While some medical problems have simple solutions, other conditions, especially those that are chronic, can be more complicated to treat. 

If you suffer from a chronic condition like fibromyalgia, an autoimmune disorder, or anxiety or depression, you may have struggled for years with treatments that don’t eradicate or sufficiently address your symptoms.

At Alpenglow Pain & Wellness, Nichelle C. Renk, MD, stays on the cutting edge of medical research, bringing the best tools to the table to treat your stubborn chronic conditions. 

We’re still learning about the power of medications like low-dose naltrexone (LDN) to address a variety of health and wellness complaints. Could you benefit from an LDN treatment regimen this fall?

Learning more about LDN

Doctors in the United States have used the drug naltrexone to regulate their patients’  dysfunctional immune systems since the 1980s. The Food and Drug Administration indicates that naltrexone is non-toxic and safe for use in medical treatments. 

More recently, medical science has discovered that when naltrexone is taken in low doses, it can address a variety of chronic health and wellness complaints.

In addition to helping with opioid addiction in higher doses of 50 mg to 100 mg per day, naltrexone in low or even ultra-low doses has a number of potential uses. Dr. Renk may recommend you take a naltrexone dose as small as one-tenth or less of the standard dose for a variety of chronic conditions.

Treatment with LDN shows promise for patients with persistent pain symptoms, including fibromyalgia and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). The medication may also be able to help with mental health symptoms like depression and anxiety. 

Patients with insomnia, chronic fatigue, autoimmune disorders, and even cancer, have benefited from LDN regimens.

How naltrexone can help

Naltrexone works by blocking your opioid reception capabilities. LDN isn’t a narcotic or opioid medication. Instead, LDN purely inhibits the effects of both natural endorphins and pharmaceutical opioids.

LDN effectively binds to your endorphin receptors for over an hour, and the blockade’s effects typically last for 4-6 hours. While in effect, your LDN treatment increases your natural endorphin production, as well as giving you anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving benefits.

You don’t have to live with persistent pain, fatigue, or mental health symptoms. To learn more about how LDN could help you relieve the symptoms of your chronic condition this fall and winter, get in touch with Dr. Renk and her team of interventional pain management specialists at Alpenglow Pain & Wellness now.

You can book your initial consultation appointment by calling the Anchorage, Alaska, office today.

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